Solved

Exchange drive Low on Space

Posted on 2007-11-19
4
263 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
We have system that is running Exchange 2003, and the original drive is running really low on space.  I was able to move the transaction logs to a new drive.  I attempted to move the database files over to the new drive, but the system froze during the process. The db files appear to be in full  on the new drive, however, in the Properties page of the mailbox store, it still points to the old path.  What would be the easiest solution to try moving the db files again.  Should I rename the files that are the new drive, since it will not let try again since the files already exists?
0
Comment
Question by:ramirezs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:simsjrg
simsjrg earned 50 total points
ID: 20314319
How to move Exchange databases and logs in Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915
0
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 300 total points
ID: 20314583
The files on the new drive are unused if the move failed so you can just delete them.

Oncve you sucessfully move the database I would recommend moving the transaction logs back again since the logs should not be on the same disk as the data if possible.
0
 
LVL 104

Assisted Solution

by:Sembee
Sembee earned 50 total points
ID: 20317142
If you have a high number of transaction logs, run a backup to flush them. That will gain you some space. You can also compress the transaction logs in an emergency - be careful to do just the logs, nothing else.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:scadieux
scadieux earned 100 total points
ID: 20317771
I did move my database to a new drive recently. The process seems to freeze but in fact it doesn't It just takes a looong time. Mine took a couple of hours for a 15gb database. Once it's done exchange deletes the old one and point to the new path.
Do it at night if possible so everything will be back online when your users come in the morning.
0

Featured Post

Don't Cry: How Liquid Web is Ensuring Security

WannaCry is just the start. Read how Liquid Web is protecting itself and its customers against new threats.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud  (http://www.concertocloud.com/about/in-the-news/2017/02/0…
Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures?  This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question